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JZ Microphones BT202 | Audio Examples

Hear For Yourself By Neil Rogers
Published April 2024

The audio examples available on this page accompany my review of the BT202 small diaphragm condenser mics from JZ Microphones.

Here, I’ve provided a few examples of how I enjoyed using these mics during the review period and for all the examples I used the onboard preamps on my Audient ASP 8024 console with no additional processing.

01_Upright Piano

This is how the BT202s sounded on my studio's Knauss upright piano. The mics were positioned about 30cm from the piano strings and spaced left and right at a distance of around 1m.

02_Acoustic Guitar

I often record acoustic guitar players who like to strum without a pick — which can sometimes be problematic. Using a single mic pointing towards the 5 fret — at a distance of around 15cm — I liked how the BT202 helped to pull out some transient details here.

03_Drum Overheads

An example of how the BT202s sounded as a spaced pair about a drum kit. The cymbals are a touch bright here for my taste but they were easily tamed in the mix with a gentle shelving EQ.


My studio assistant Naomi Randall kindly sang this old folk song for me as an example of how the BT202 sounded as a vocal mic. Using mics of this style can work especially well if you’re layering vocals as they offer something a little leaner than the usual vocal mic options.


The violin part here sounds abstract out of context but I wanted to include it as it's another example of how well the BT202 captured what can be a very harsh and unforgiving instrument to record.